The Davis Burying Ground

The Davis Burying Ground

Section 29, Township 47, Range 33W

About one and one-half mile south of Martin City, Missouri, on the farm now owned by Mr. Sparks of St. Louis and Kansas City, is what is known as the Davis Burying Ground. This cemetery is quite near the Missouri-Pacific Railroad tracks and covers a block of ground fifty feet square which is walled in by a high stone fence.

The following inscriptions were copied June 20, 1933:

Davis, Mary Ann E., wife of J. E. Davis, b: April 27, 1838, d: March 26, 1882; age: 43 years, 11 months, 4 days
Davis, James E., b: in Bath county, KY., March 18, 1827, d: Sept. 26, 1900
"Sleep on, dear Father, and take thy rest,
God called thee home, He thought it best."
Davis, William O., son of J. E. and M. E. Davis, b: Aug. 21, 1857, d: Oct. 30, 1857
Davis, infant daughter of J. E. and M. E. Davis, d: Nov. 25, 1861; age: 13 days
Davis, Nathaniel K., son of J. E. and M. E. Davis, d: Aug. 10, 1864; age: 1 year, 11 months, 7 days
Davis, Oliver P., son of J. E. and M. E. Davis, d: Oct. 28, 1869
Davis, Mary A., daughter of J. E. and M. E. Davis, b: April 16, 1871, d: Oct. 25, 1871

Estus, Nancy, d: April 29, 1885; age: 57 years, 10 months, 26 days
Estus, Elizabeth, wife of S. Estus, b: Aug. 22, 1862, d: Aug. 22, 1887

Robinson, infant daughter of J. T. and P. A. Robinson, d: Aug. 4, 1854; age: 10 days
Robinson, Permelia, wife of J. T. Robinson, d: May 18, 1876; age: 39 years, 10 months, 22 days
Robinson, John T., son of J. T. and P. A. Robinson, d: Sept. 30, 1875; age: 4 months, 22 days
Robinson, infant son of J. T. and P. A. Robinson, d: April 12, 1867; age: 12 days

Wells, Mary, d: April 11, 1886; age: 78 years, 2 months, 7 days
Wells, Moses T., b: Jan. 8, 1804, d: June 16, 1872
Wells, Julia A. F., wife of J. D. Wells, b: July 19, 1861, d: April 2, 1887

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